[Ansteorra] Apology

Sir Giotto di Giovanni sirgiotto at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:45:54 PDT 2007

I can indeed vouch for this man and do so gladly.  I have been pleased
to call him friend for several years.  In all the time I've known him
he has been a clean honorable fighter who calls lighter than he hits,
places the safety of others above his own, and always puts honor
before victory.

I have always known him to be fair, truthful and sincere.  I highly
value his counsel.

I back his honor with my own without hesitation.

So say I,

Giotto di Giovanni
Knight of Ansteorra

On 3/22/07, Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace <sirlyonel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Salut cozyns,
> You can, I promise, bank on the sincerity and honesty of Laszlo's apology
> and report. I know Laszlo as a comrade in arms and as a member of the
> Ansteorran Kingdom Marshallate rules revision committee. Laszlo is an
> honorable and safety-conscious warrior and an all-around likeable gentleman.
> I believe Duke Hoegaarden, Sir Gideon, and Sir Giotto will gladly affirm
> this testament.
> I hope Derek suffers no lasting effects from this trauma.
> lo vostre per vos servir
> Meser Lyonel Oliver Grace, Baro, OP
> _________________________________
> Impedimentum via est
> (The obstacle is the path)
> >From: robert segrest <aumbob at yahoo.com>
> >Reply-To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc."
> ><ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >To: djmccreary at peoplepc.com, ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
> >Subject: [Ansteorra] Apology
> >Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:53:58 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >This is in regard to the fighter who was knocked
> >unconscious in the ravine battle at Gulf War.  To the
> >best of my knowledge, I am the fighter who struck the
> >blow that injured your husband.  I qualify that for
> >reasons that I will explain later in this missive.
> >Before saying anything else, I wish to apologize for
> >the force of my blow and any difficulties, or
> >deprivation of enjoyment, that this caused him.
> >
> >I was fighting using an unpadded glaive right hand
> >forward.  I was wearing a red leather lurica, leather
> >skirt and green helm.  Your husband was fighting from
> >his knees with a spear obliquely to my right.  I had
> >been trying to get a shot on him for some time which,
> >due to his skill, proved to be very difficult.  I
> >waited for him to throw a shot, stepped in, laid my
> >glaive on top of his spear preventing him from
> >blocking my shot, and rotated my hips bringing the
> >glaive through about 20 degrees of rotation into his
> >head.  He began leaning forward as I made the shot,
> >and turned his head toward me, so my perception was
> >that the shot landed about on his left ear or a little
> >forward of it.  At the time, I felt that the shot was
> >solid, probably a little harder than I would have
> >liked, but I did not think it was excessive.  He
> >appeared to acknowledge my shot and I turned to fight
> >elsewhere.  Within a few seconds a hold was called
> >(for a loose piece of armor, I don't think most of us
> >where aware of your husbands injury at the time).
> >After the hold was called, I saw your husband lying on
> >the ground, with people standing over him calling for
> >a chirurgeon.  As soon as the chirurgeons were
> >treating him, and a marshall was available I made it
> >known to the marshall that I had thrown thrown the
> >shot, and asked about your husbands condition.  I was
> >greatly relieved when your husband was able to stand.
> >I apologized to him then and accepted his criticism
> >with only the comment that I did not think I had hit
> >him that hard and a further apology.
> >
> >After the battle I did attempt to find out who your
> >husband was so that I could speak to him directly.
> >Several people assured me that he was fine and not to
> >worry about it.  I now regret that I did not pursue
> >the matter to the full extent of my ability to do so.
> >At no time did anyone inform me that your husband
> >wished to speak to me, or I surely would have sought
> >him out.  I was never contacted by any marshall, or
> >anyone else for that matter, to follow up the
> >incident.
> >
> >  I did learn that the lames of his helmet were
> >crushed, which I don't really understand, I can't for
> >the life of me imagine how I could have hit him in the
> >back of the head.  It is possible that there was
> >another shot that I did not see which caused this
> >damage, but having seen no such shot, I cannot assume
> >that there was one.
> >
> >As for the other things that you mention, I hope that
> >they are not true.  I fought the Japanese spear groups
> >on several occassions, including the 50 on 50 melee
> >and in the fort battle.  I found them to be very
> >effective spearmen, and saw no unreasonable blow
> >calling from them.  I heard nothing of any attempt to
> >target them for injury, and would be shocked to learn
> >of any such targeting occuring on any SCA combat field
> >against anyone for any reason.  I have never thrown a
> >blow intended to cause injury, and would not hesitate
> >to report to the marshalls any incident of another
> >fighter doing so.  Such an action would be just cause
> >to remove a fighters authorization at a minimum.
> >Likewise, I am unaware of any attempts to break
> >spears, and find the idea of doing so entirely
> >contrary to the ideals we value in the SCA.
> >
> >I am deeply saddened to see you say that you are
> >ashamed of Ansteorra.  I hope that this will help you
> >feel better about us.  As a former Trimaran, I take
> >great pride in the accomplishments, honor, and
> >courtesy of both of my homes.
> >
> >I would ask that you pass this on to your husband, and
> >if he wishes, I will be glad to contact him in any
> >form he desires to make my feeling clear.  I am glad
> >that his injury is no worse than it is.  If I may be
> >of further service to either of you, please let me
> >know how it may be done.
> >
> >Ld. Fatthiopap Laszlo
> >known also as
> >Ld. Laszlo Nemanzelsky
> >formerly known in Trimaris as
> >Omar the Goatherd
> >mka  Robert A. Segrest
> >
> >
> >
> >
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